Houses & Streetscenes


John Smith Style

There are very few completely original houses built by John Smith. Here is an example of one of the best preserved showing many original features (6 Westbourne Grove):

  • Hipped clay tile roof
  • Exposed rafter ends
  • Two gables over bays
  • Painted roughcast 1st floor
  • Clay brick ground floor
  • Cast iron gutters and downpipes
  • Decorative timber mouldings
  • Casement windows with decorative lead and stained glass
  • Open porch or verandah with checquered quarry tiles
  • Well patinated brass door furniture and bull-nose doorstep.
  • “Bucket handle” lime mortar pointing
  • Mature Garden
  • Front Boundary wall with indented panels, dentil brick features and chamferred coping

John Smith House 1

6 Westbourne Porch

Mock Tudor – 9 Westbourne Crescent

11 Westbourne Crescent – Architect: W J Dacombe

11 Westbourne Crescent
Porch with classic columns similar to Dacombe’s church designs. Note brick quoin features.

Arts and Crafts – 4 Leigh Road

4 Leigh Rd
Distinctive herringbone gable brickwork

The Red House

The Red House
The first house to be built in the Triangle. Spire, dentil string course, side dormer, Edwardian style sash windows.

Rebuilding after WW2 bomb damage:

Rebuild after bomb damage
10 Oakmount (left) with now fashionable Crittall windows. 8 Oakmount with mansard roof.
Westbourne Mansions 1942
Westbourne Mansions, December 1940


Oakmount Avenue 2021:

Oakmount Avenue 1962:

Oakmount Avenue 1962